Opportunity Details


Organisation: General     Date Posted: 04/12/2017

Opportunity: Play Area Volunteer

Opportunity Code: VH104-10043

Closing Date to Apply: -

Organisation provided play area facilities within all of their visitor centres and within prison visits halls during domestic visits. The organisation primary concern in these projects is for the welfare of the child and in particular the need of the child for good quality contact with his/her imprisoned parent or relative.

Volunteers in this role will offer support and a warm welcome to all the children who are visiting their parent/family member. The role is available in the visitors centres based outside of the prison, and within prison in the prison visiting hall.

To work as a member of a team and to welcome children.
To set out toys, resources and equipment for the children before the visit starts.
To ensure all toys are clean, to check for damaged toys and record in dairy before returning them to the visitors centre so they can be disposed of.
To support and encourage the children to join in play and activities.
To work and adhere to Safeguarding policy and have the safety of the children at all times.
To tidy and clean up, collect toys and return to correct boxes and lock away in appropriate cupboard.
To fill out daily diary of numbers of children using resources.

Time needed from Volunteer:
To commit to project and its purpose and give notice of absence as soon as possible
Various hours/days available.

Skills Experience & Qualifications:
A passion for supporting children.
Confidant at interacting with children.

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